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Read This: James Franco's new book is a bit of a snore

James Franco, 2010. (Matthew Peyton/Getty)

James Franco: actor, artist, drag queen. And now, writer? Alas the movie-star's new short story collection, "Palo Alto" apparently stinks. "Undergraduate-level mulch," writes Michael Lindgren. Franco has, for the most part defied haters this year--he was funny on "30 Rock," spooky on "General Hospital," and his art opening was, against all odds, given a passing grade. But Hemingway, he ain't; "a flat, affectless tone that reads like a parody of early Bret Easton Ellis, except not funny."

Washington Post Review: James Franco's debut short story collection, 'Palo Alto'

By The Reliable Source  | October 20, 2010; 11:05 AM ET
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